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Rethinking Osteoporosis 2016  — Radio Interview
Date: 11/19/2016
Healthy By Nature Radio Interview
Description: Hear Dr. Brown’s latest interview on Rethinking Osteoporosis. This interview with Martie Whittekin, CCN  from November 19, 2016  will be archived here.

At The Center for Better Bones we promote an all-natural approach to bone health using consultation and guided programs that include nutrition, diet, exercise, and lifestyle education.

If you have questions for Dr. Brown or want to schedule a consult, don’t hesitate to call The Center for Better Bones today toll-free at 1-877-207-0232. We’re here to listen and to help.

MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY • NUTRITION RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

About us

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

PhDUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Anthropology (1972).
MAUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Anthropology (1969).
BATrinity College, Washington, DC. Spanish Literature and Latin American Studies (1967).
CCNClinical Nutritionist Certification Board, Dallas, Texas (1991) Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certificate #158.
CNSCertified Nutrition Specialist, Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists, New York, NY (1995), Certificate # 00559.
NYS CNNew York State Department of Education Certification as Nutritionist,License # 001444, 1996.

LANGUAGES

Native English Speaker. Bilingual in Spanish. Basic comprehension in Portuguese.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1984–presentDirector, Nutrition Education and Consulting Service, Syracuse, NY
1986–presentDirector, Osteoporosis Education Project, Syracuse, NY
2002–presentResearch Associate, Anthropology Department, Syracuse University, NY
2002–2005Clinical Nutritionist, Center for Integrative Medicine, Ithaca, NY
1994–2002Nutrition Consultant and Physician Educator for Serammune Physicians Laboratory, Sterling, VA
1999–2002Research Consultant, Technical Sourcing International, Missoula, MT
2000–2002Nutrition and Research Consultant, LaneLabs, Allendale, NJ
1994–1998Staff Nutrition Consultant for North Medical Center, Family Practice Associates, Liverpool, NY
1993–1997Staff Nutritionist for James Patrei, MD, Syracuse, NY
1990–1993Staff Nutritionist for Thomas Maher, MD, Auburn, NY
1983Nutrition Consultant, Holistic Health Associates, Santa Barbara, CA
1981–1982Staff Ethnologist, Human Environment Research, Santa Barbara, CA
1980Applied Anthropology Research Consultant, Santa Barbara, CA
1980Associate Anthropologist, Cultural Research Associates, Santa Barbara Indian Center, CA
1979Staff Ethnographer, Aspira of America, Reston, VA
1975–1976Fulbright Lecturer, Universidad de Los Andes, and La Javeriana University, Bogota, Columbia, South America
1974–1978Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Boston University, Boston, MA
1972–1974Lecturer/Research Associate and Post-Doctoral Fellow for Center for Urban Ethnography, University of Pennsylvania, at the Department of Anthropology, Boston University, Boston, MA

An applied anthropologist, Dr. Brown has consulted widely on socioeconomic, cultural, educational, and health issues; authored numerous academic and popular articles; and taught in major North and South American universities. Since 1980 Dr. Brown has specialized in medical anthropology, conducting extensive research on cross-cultural nutritional and medical practices. Over the past 20 years, she has studied the clinical application of nutrition and, in 1991, was certified as a clinical nutritionist by the Clinical Nutritionist Certification Board, Dallas, Texas. In 1995, she was further certified as a Certified Nutrition Specialist by the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists, New York, NY. In January 1996, Dr. Brown was among the first nutritionists to become certified by the State of New York. Additionally, Dr. Brown has served on the Scientific Council of the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board since its inception nearly a decade ago. Presently, she combines medical anthropology with nutrition research, education, consulting and clinical practice.

Currently Dr. Brown directs both the Nutrition Education and Consulting Service (NECS) and the Osteoporosis Education Project in Syracuse, New York. NECSprovides nutrition consulting, education, and research services for the Central New York area. The Osteoporosis Education Project is a nonprofit, public-interest research and education organization with the mission of exploring the human potential for bone-health regeneration. Within the Osteoporosis Education Project, Dr. Brown lectures widely on the topic and collaborates with various organizations to further research and education on osteoporosis. For example, in 1994 she served on the Osteoporosis Advisory Board for the Older Women’s League of Washington, DC. In 1996, she completed a comprehensive rethinking of the nature, causes, and best prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, the findings of which were summarized in her book, Better Bones, Better Body (Keats, 2000).

In 1999 she conducted primary and secondary research on ipriflavone as a bone-building agent in conjunction with Technical Sourcing International. In 2001 she was the principal investigator for a LaneLabs-sponsored study comparing the impact on bone resorption and iPTH of AAACa as compared to calcium citrate. In the fall of 2002, she began a yearlong clinical trial assessing the impact on bone resorption and bone-mineral density of a novel Brazilian sea algae, calcium, and shark-oil vitamin D formula (OsteoOrganiCAL). In early 2003 she began two new pilot clinical studies. The first assessed the impact of a traditional Chinese formula for improvement of aging, including bone-mineral loss, pain, mobility and nocturnal polyuria in women. The second study concerned the assessment of the impact on bone resorption of the new dietary supplement known as Cal-Vantage.

Complementing her work on bone health, Dr. Brown also coauthored a second trade book on natural approaches to menopausal well-being. This second book, The Mend Clinic Guide to Natural Medicine for Menopause and Beyond, was written with Dr. Paula Maas and Nancy Bruning (Dell, 1996). Her third book, The Acid–Alkaline Food Guide, was published by Square One Publisher in 2006.

In addition to her research, writing, and consulting activities, Dr. Brown is a well-recognized health motivational speaker. She provides lectures, seminars, and workshops for a wide range of corporate, professional, nonprofit, and public institutions.

Among Dr. Brown’s recent contract lectures and workshops are the following:

 

INSTITUTION & LOCATION
OF LECTURE/WORKSHOP

LECTURE/WORKSHOP TOPIC

American Neutraceutical Association,
Long Beach, CA, March 2007
Eight Keys for Preventing Osteoporosis
and Building Bone Strength
American College of Nutrition Annual
Conference, Reno, NV, October 2006
Maintaining Bone Strength During
Weight Loss
Florida Academy of Family Medicine,
Orlando, FL, July 2006
Better Bones, Better Body:
Nonpharmacological Approaches to
Osteoporosis
Building Bone Strength at Any Age,
Duramed Futures Golf Tournament,
Syracuse, NY, 2006,
and Lafayette, LA, 2007
Natural Bone Health Maintenance and
Regeneration for All Ages
Integrative Medicine for Anti-Aging
Conference, Las Vegas, 2005
Advances in the Treatment and
Reversal of Osteoporosis
Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, NY, 2005
Nonpharmacological Approaches to
Osteoporosis
Diversity and Women’s Health,
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Three-Lecture Seminar focused on
Women’s Health
I Congresso Nacional da Sociedade Brasileira
de Osteoporose, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A Novel Approach to Halting and
Reversing Osteoporosis
University Women’s Club of Vancouver, BC
Reclaiming Natural Menopausal Well-Being
and Better Bones, Better Body,
Beyond Estrogen and Calcium
Paul Barry Health Seminars, Talk Radio,
St. Paul, MN
Reclaiming Natural Menopausal Well-Being
and Better Bones, Better Body,
Beyond Estrogen and Calcium
Natural Food Association, Inc.,
Kerhonkson, NY
Acid–Alkaline Balance; Rethinking the
Impact of Metabolic Acidosis
Global Business Research, Baltimore, MD
Functional Foods for Women’s Health
National Nutritional Foods Association,
Las Vegas, NV
Rethinking Osteoporosis
New York State Medical Society,
New York, NY
Beyond Calcium: Nutrition in Osteoporosis
— New Power Nutrition for the 90’s
National Council on Women in Medicine,
New York, NY
Nutritional Influences on Female Hormone
Functioning
Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
Rethinking Osteoporosis
UK Press Conference News Editors,
London
Ipriflavone: A New Flavonoid for Bone Health
Global Business Research, Functional Foods
Conference, Baltimore, MD
Functional Foods and Bone Health
Primary Care Conference, Binghamton, NY
Anthropological Insights into Strategies for
Improving Women’s Health
SUNY Upstate Medical School, Syracuse, NY
Nutritional Additions to Your Physical and
Differential Diagnosis
Associations of Faculty, International and
Clinical American Nutritionists, Dallas, TX
Women’s Longevity and the Pros and
Cons of Estrogen Replacement Therapy

 

Primary bone health research conducted

  • Principal investigator for primary research analyzing the impact of a traditional Chinese herbal formula on bone resorption and selected symptoms of aging (Sagittarius Life Science Corporation, 2003–2004)
  • Principal investigator for primary research assessing the bone-building potential of CalVantage, a unique vitamin-mineral-herbal formula. The end-points for study were bone resorption at 6 and 12 weeks, blood pressure, and weight. (PR–Osteo, LLC, 2003)
  • Principal investigator for primary research assessing the impact on bone resorption and bone mineral density of a novel Brazilian sea algae, calcium, and shark-oil vitamin D formula (Natural Options Corporation, 2002–2003)
  • Co-investigator for laboratory research correlating first-morning urine pH with urine acid excretion. Co-authored with Susan J. Whiting and Janet Bell, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, 2002
  • Principal investigator for primary research on the impact on bone resorption and iPTH levels of AAACa as compared to calcium citrate (LaneLabs, Allendale, NJ, 2001)
  • Principal investigator for primary and secondary research into ipriflavone as a bone-building flavonoid (Technical Sourcing International, Missoula, MT, 1990-2000)
  • Principal investigator for primary research on bone resorption and multi-nutrient supplementation (Seraphim, Inc., Sterling, VA, 1999)

Continuing Medical Education (CME) lectures presented

  • Maintaining Bone Health During Weight Reduction, American College of Nutrition 47th Annual Meeting, Reno, NV, Oct. 2006
  • Osteoporosis: Better Bones, Better Body, Florida Academy of Family Physicians 2006 Summer Break Away, Orlando, FL, July 2006
  • Advances in the Treatment and Reversal of Osteoporosis, Integrative Medicine for Anti-Aging Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2005
  • Nonpharmacological Approaches to Osteoporosis, Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, NY, 2005
  • Natural Options for Treating Osteoporosis, 1st Congress of the Brazilian National Osteoporosis Society, Rio de Janeiro, 2003
  • Anthropological Insights into Strategies for Improving Women’s Health, Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton University, Primary Care Conference, 1998
  • Power Nutrition for the Busy Women Physicians of the 90s, One Day CME Symposium on Women Physicians; Mastering the Challenges of the 1990s and Beyond, Medical Society of the State of New York, 1990
  • Advances in Bone Health Promotion: A Workshop for Dental Professionals (Thompkins Dental Society), 1988
  • Osteoporosis Understood and Prevented: The Chiropractor as Bone-Health Maintenance Expert (Osteoporosis Diagnostics, Inc., Buffalo, NY), 1989

Dr. Brown’s other consulting, research, and education projects

Nutrition/health education

  • Case Study Analysis of a Novel Approach to Interstitial Cystitis. Evaluation of the Tamer alkalizing formula for IC pain relief. (Tamer Inc., 2003)
  • Osteoporosis Advisory Board (The Older Women’s League, Washington, DC)
  • Osteoporosis Prevention: A Self-Help Program (Holistic Health Associates, NECS)
  • The Menopause–Nutrition Connection (Holistic Health Associates, NECS)
  • Vibrant Health Workshop (In-Service Teacher Training, Remsen, NY)
  • The Holistic Approach to Permanent Weight Loss (NECS)
  • Compulsive Eating and Food Addictions (NECS)
  • Blood Sugar Stabilization Using Herbs, Nutrition, and Stress Reduction (Holistic Health Associates)
  • Nutrition and the Immune System (HEAL, Syracuse, NY)
  • Workplace Environmental Hazards (Syracuse Developmental Center)

Socioeconomic impact assessment

  • Recent attempts at Westernization and their impact on the socioeconomic and cultural organization of the Bari Indians of Colombia (Organization of American States)
  • Economic impact analysis of Portland Development Commission’s Single-Family Households
  • Major socioeconomic variables impacting community and household organization in rural Dominican Republic (University of Michigan)

Housing and domestic organization

  • Low-income housing in Colombia: The social and economic significance of self-built irregular housing (Fulbright–Hays Award)
  • Ethnographic study of low-income Hispanic domestic organization within a multiethnic subsidized housing project in Cambridge, MA (Center for Urban Ethnography, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Family and household organization by economic sector, rural Dominican Republic (University of Michigan)
  • Assist Portland’s Native American spiritual encampment (ANPO) in procuring city land use variance allowing for the permanent establishment of a spiritual and cultural center in urban Portland (ANPO, Portland, OR)

Education and human services

  • Case study of the impact of court-ordered school desegregation on the Hispanic community and bilingual education in Stockton, CA (Aspira of America, New York, NY)
  • Design of ethnographic component for citywide teen pregnancy project (Multnomah County Health Department, Portland, OR)

Cultural resource management/environmental impact assessment

  • Developed a Native American Compliance Program for the M-X Project of the US Air Force (Human Environment Research Corp., Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Developed county guidelines for assessing ethnic cultural resources and concerns in compliance with the California Quality Act (Department of Environmental Resources, Santa Barbara County, CA)
  • EIR cultural resources overview, Santa Barbara–Carpinteria Wastewater Project (Cultural Resource Associates, Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Air quality and public service components of the Old-World EIR, County of Santa Barbara CA (Human Environment Research)

Survey and market assessment

  • Citywide survey of human service agencies in San Jose, Costa Rica (Fulbright–Hays Award)
  • Designed, implemented and analyzed a 150-household sample of the Hispanic community in Cambridge, MA, aimed at establishing the basic socioeconomic parameters of the population (Center for Urban Ethnography, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Designed, implemented and analyzed a 150-household sample of the Hispanic community in Cambridge, MA, aimed at establishing the basic socioeconomic parameters of the population (Center for Urban Ethnography, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Employer survey and assessment of area market for trained Native American cultural resource technicians (Cultural Resource Associates, Santa Barbara, CA)

Professional training programs

  • Preventing Burnout (Aetna Insurance Company, various school districts)
  • Maximizing Energy and Emotional Well-Being (Several NYS Teacher Resource Centers)
  • Nutrition Education for Emotional Counselors (Catholic Charities, Syracuse, NY)
  • Managing and Minimizing the Mercury Burden of Dental Office Personnel (The Well Clinic of Santa Barbara, CA)
  • A Ten-Week Cultural Resource Management Training Program for Native Americans and Hispanics (Santa Barbara City College, CA)
  • Teacher Training Programs for Women’s Studies (Beaverton Public School District, Beaverton, OR)
  • In-Service Training session on Hispanic socioeconomic and cultural characteristics (Linfield College, McMinnville, OR)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Nutrition and health education publications

Books

The Acid–Alkaline Food Guide. Square One Publishers, Garden City, NJ, 2006
Better Bones, Better Body: Beyond Estrogen and Calcium. Keats Publishing Inc., New Canaan, CT, 1996; 2nd edition, 2000.
The Mend Clinic Guide to Natural Medicine for Menopause and Beyond. Coauthored with Dr. Paula Maas and Nancy Bruning, Dell, 1996.

Chapter in medical textbook

“Bone Nutrition.” In Scientific Evidence for Musculoskeletal, Bariatric, and Sports Nutrition, ed. Ingrid Kohlstadt. Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL, 2006.

Magazine and journal articles

“Bone Health and Osteoporosis,” Food as Medicine Magazine, premiere issue, Fall 2005.
“Vitamin K and Bone Health,” Bone Health E-Newsletter, Sept–Oct. 2004.
“Is Acid Eating Your Bones?” Bone Health E-Newsletter, May 2005.
“The 19 Key Bone-Building Nutrients,” Bone Health E-Newsletter, June 2005.
“Protein and Bone Health,” Bone Health E-Newsletter, August 2005.
“Excessive Acidity May Aggravate Disorders – A Case Study – A Novel Therapy for Interstitial Cystitis.” Total Health, 25 (3), 2003: 22–23.
“Vitamin D: Startling New Research Findings on an Old Bone Builder.”Health Smart Today, May 2003: 90–94.
“A Pilot Study Comparing AAACa and Calcium Citrate Supplementation in Menopausal US Women.” Townsend Letter, Aug.–Sept. 2002: 110-14.
“First-Morning Urine Measured with pH Paper Strips Reflects Acid Excretion.” ASBMR Conference Abstract, San Antonio, 2002. Coauthored with Susan J. Whiting and Janet Bell.
“Preventing Osteoporosis: New Insights for the New Millennium.” Health Smart Today, Spring 2002: 55-57.
“Acid-Alkaline Balance and Its Effect on Bone Health.” International Journal of Integrative Medicine, Nov.–Dec. 2000: 7-15. Coauthored with Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD.
“Bone Builders: The Secrets of an Alkaline Diet.” Health Products Business, April 2000:18-20.
“Better Bones at Every Age.” Let’s Live, October 2000: 44-48.
“Love Unites Them and Hunger Separates Them: Poor Women in the Dominican Republic.” In Towards an Anthropology of Women, ed. Rayna Reiter. Monthly Review Press, New York, 1975
“Mercury: Playing With Poison.” Health Express, Dec. 1983:5-6
“Maybe It Was Something I Ate: The Headache-Nutrition Connection.”Holistic Health News, Fall 1985
“Nutrition Update.” A weekly question-and-answer column in the City Edition, Syracuse, NY, 1986 to 1990.
“Osteoporosis: Sorting Fact from Fallacy.” The Network News, The Publication of the National Women’s Health Network, July/August, 1988.
Better Bones, Better Body, Better Health: A Self-Help Workbook for Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis. Nutrition Education Consulting Service, Syracuse, NY.
The Nutrition Detective: Assessing and Maximizing Your Nutritional Fitness. Nutrition Education and Consulting Service, Syracuse, NY, 1994.

Socioeconomic impact assessment

“Forced Transition from Egalitarianism to Male Dominance: The Bari of Colombia.” Written with Elisa Buenaventura. In Women and Colonization, ed. Eleanor Leacock and Mona Etienne. Praeger, New York, 1980.
“Low Economic Sector Female Mating Patterns in the Dominican Republic: A Comparative Analysis.” In Women Cross-Culturally, Change and Challenge, ed. Ruby Leavitt, Mouton Publishers, The Hague, 1975.
“Coping with Poverty in the Dominican Republic: Women and Their Mates: A Field Report.”Current Anthropology, December 1973.

Education and human services

“The Impact of Court-Ordered Desegregation on Bilingual Education and the Hispanic Community.” Aspira of America, New York, 1979.
“Los Servicios Sociales de San Jose, Costa Rica.” Antropologia, Universidad de San Jose, 1967.

Housing and domestic organization

“Household Composition and Variation in a Rural Dominican Village.”Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 8 (2) 1978: 257-268. [Translated into Spanish in Eme Eme, 5 (3):28-44.]
“Women and Their Mates: Coping with Poverty in the Dominican Republic.”El Anuario de la Academia de Ciencias de la Republica Dominica, 2, 1978.
National Women’s Anthropology Caucus Newsletter, Editor, 1977–1978.
“Housing in Bogota: A Synthesis of Recent Research and Notes on Anthropological Contributions to the Study of Housing.” Urban Anthropology, Fall 1977.
“La Mujer Pobre en Santo Domingo.” Eme Eme, Santiago, Dominican Republic, 1(5):76-83, 1973.

Cultural resource management/environmental impact assessment

Old-World EIR. County of Santa Barbara, Human Environment Research Corporation. With Blum, Craig, and Sherwin, 1982.
“Protecting Native American Cultural Resources through the Environmental Review Process.”
The Red Earth Rumble, Santa Barbara Indian Center, February 1981.
M-X Cultural Resources Legal Requirements Analysis. Human Environment Research Corporation. With Craig, Doelle, Martin, and Mayro, 1981.
M-X Cultural Resources PMOA Management Plan. Human Environment Research Corporation. With Coombs, Craig, Doelle, Martin and Mayro, 1981.
Cultural Resources Overview for the Santa Barbara Regional Wastewater Reclamation Study. With Whitney, Grijalva, and Ringer. Cultural Resource Associates, 1980.
“The California Environmental Quality Act and the Role of the Ethnographer.” Invited paper for the Archaeology and Local Government Conference, Ventura, CA, 1980.
Requirement and Procedures for Assessing Ethnic Cultural Resources and Concerns in Compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act. Santa Barbara, California: Santa Barbara County, Department of Environmental Review, 1980.

Survey and market assessment

The Hispanic Population of Cambridge: A Research Report. Cambridge: Cambridge City Hall and Cambridge City Council, 1973.
“Los Hispanos de Cambridge: Datos del Censo Nacional de 1970.” El Faro Mundo, Cambridge, 10: 14, 1972.

COURSES TAUGHT

Nutrition/health education (public and contract classes not previously listed)

  • Preventing Osteoporosis: Every Woman’s Health Challenge
  • Symptom-Free Menopause
  • Building Your Immune System with Nutrition
  • Food Addictions: Sugar and Refined Carbohydrates
  • The Nutrition-Periodontal Disease Link
  • Food Additives and Food Processing: What You Need to Know
  • Basic Nutrition: Eating for Better Health
  • Controlling Hypoglycemia with Nutrition, Herbs, and Stress Reduction
  • Dental Materials: What Every Consumer Should Know
  • New Mind Body Medicine: Implementing the Teachings of Deepak Chopra

University courses

  • Issues in Applied Social Science
  • Vivienda Popular y Antropologia (La Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Columbia)
  • Modernization in Mexico
  • Peoples of Latin America
  • Matrilineal Society
  • Women, Society and Culture
  • Women’s Studies: An Anthropological Perspective
  • Introductory Anthropology
  • Anthropology for Secondary Teachers

Professional in-service training courses

  • Osteoporosis Prevention for Health Practitioners
  • Hazards of Working with Mercury for Dentists and Dental Office Personnel
  • In-service Nutrition Training for Dental Office Personnel
  • Cultural Resource Management for Native Americans
  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives for Improving Hispanic/Anglo Community
  • Recognizing and Minimizing Sex Bias in the Classroom
  • Vibrant Health: A Workshop for Teachers

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Anthropological Association
American College of Nutrition
Council for Nutritional Anthropology
International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists
National Women’s Health Network
Sigma Xi
Society for Medical Anthropology
Society for Nutrition Education
American Society of Bone and Mineral Research

SELECTED AWARDS & GRANTS

1967–1968: Fulbright-Hays Graduate Student Award, Costa Rica
1974: Elected to Sigma-Xi
1975: Fulbright-Hays Professorship in Bogota, Colombia, S.A.
1976: Organization of American States (OAS) Research/Training Fellowship for Colombia
1975 & 1977: Boston University Graduate School Grant-in-aid of Faculty Research
1999: Grant for primary research on bone resorption and multinutrient supplementation (funded by Seraphim, Inc., Sterling, VA)
2000: Grant for the study of ipriflavone as a bone-building flavonoid (funded by Technical Sourcing International, Missoula, MT)
2001: Grant for the comparison of anti-resorptive effect of AAACa as compared with calcium citrate (funded by Lanelabs, Allendale, NJ)
2003: Unsung Heroine Special Award of Honor for Achievement as an Innovator in Women’s Health, awarded by National Organization for Women, Central New York Chapter
2004: American College of Nutrition Annual Convention, third-place award in the best scientific poster competition, Long Beach, CA
2004: Research grant from the Wallace Foundation in Aid of Development of Physician Education on Nutrition and Osteoporosis

References available on request.

At The Center for Better Bones we promote an all-natural approach to bone health using consultation and guided programs that include nutrition, diet, exercise, and lifestyle education.

If you have questions for Dr. Brown or want to schedule a consult, don’t hesitate to call The Center for Better Bones today toll-free at 1-877-207-0232. We’re here to listen and to help.

Dr. Brown in the news

About us

  • livingwithoutmagRead about Your Bones & Celiac Disease in the August/September 2011 issue of Living Without magazine. Dr. Susan Brown was one of the experts quoted in this informative article for both men and women wanting to understand the connection between Celiac Disease and osteoporosis.
  • ladies-home-journal-coverDr. Brown was interviewed and quoted in the May 2011 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal. The article, entitled “Bone Up!” encourages women in their 30s and 40s to take measures to reduce their osteoporosis risk.
  • cover_vogueDr. Brown was interviewed and quoted in the January 2011 issue of Vogue magazine. The article is entitled “Breaking Point,” and discusses how doctors are beginning to rethink when and how to check for osteoporosis.
  • hebrewfoodguide Dr. Brown’s book, The Acid-Alkaline Food Guide, was published in Hebrew by Focus Publishing, Ramat-Gan, Israel, in late 2009.

 

 

 

Dr. Brown was interviewed for two upcoming articles in the February 2017 issue of In Good Health, Central NewYork’s Healthcare Newspaper.  Topics covered include fall prevention and the benefits of yoga.  Articles available in February issue at  www.CNYhealth.com.

Dr. Brown was interviewed for an article on vitamin D deficiency by the Syracuse Post-Standard. The article was published on August 6, 2009 and can be found on-line at http://blog.syracuse.com/healthfitness/2009/08/re_you_vitamin_d_deficient_yo.html.

Dr. Brown has been interviewed on many radio shows, including:

  • Aug 14, 2011, Bone Health Update, 2011, on Wendy Myerson’s show “Nutritional Insights,” a weekly radio program devoted to your health on WSYR 570, Syracuse, NY.
  • Jan 19, 2009 Radio Show with Dr. Sherrill Sellman on her show called “What Women Should Know.”
  • Feb 22, 2009 Osteoporosis Update with Wendy Myerson’s show, “Nutritional Insights” on WSYR 570, Syracuse, NY
  • Mar 7, 2009 Dr. Brown was interviewed on the weekly radio program “Quantum Health,” which is heard livestream at 920kvec.com
  • Mar 8, 2010 Dr. Brown was a guest on Sherrill Sellman’s Monday radio show, “What Women Must Know,” on Monday, Mar. 8 at 2pm.
  • June 11, 2010 Dr. Brown was interviewed on KCMX AM 880 Southern Oregon Live with Dr. Ross Pelton. She was a guest on Dr. Pelton’s show Ask Dr. Ross and discussed osteoporosis and bone health.
  • Sept 8, 2010 Dr. Brown was interviewed on Sept 8 on Karen Lineback’s World of Pilates weekly radio show, Today’s Woman.
  • Sept 28, 2010 Dr. Susan Brown participated in the Midlife Women’s ExpertsSeries presented by Gregory Anne Cox on her Midlife with a Vengeance website. This was a free, online event featuring 14 experts whose mission was to give you the goods to rock your second half! Dr.Brown was interviewed on Sept. 28. She discussed the latest on her Bone Health Revolution.
  • Oct 26, 2010 Dr. Brown spoke about her Bone Health Revolution on Tues, Oct. 26. She was the first expert in a FREE life-changing teleseminar produced by Pomegranate Health and WomenWise International called “Turn Back the Clock: How to Rejuvenate Your Hormones, Your Health, and Your Life — Naturally! The whole event ran from Oct. 26 to Dec 6, 2010.
  • Jan 30, 2011 Dr. Brown was on Wendy Myerson’s weekly program, “Nutrional Insights,” on WSYR 570, Syracuse, NY.

Dr. Susan Brown wrote a jacket cover evaluation for Dr. Keith McCormick’s new book, The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis, published by New Harbinger Publications (2009).

Four major published writing projects include:

  • 2008. Vitamin D and fracture reduction: An evaluation of the existing research.Alternative Medicine Review, 13, (1), 21–33.
  • 2007. Eight keys for preventing osteoporosis and building bone strength. Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association, 10 (2), 6–13.
  • 2006. “Bone Nutrition,” a comprehensive chapter on nutrition and bone health written for a new medical textbook entitled Scientific Evidence for Musculoskeletal, Bariatric, and Sports Nutrition. This text was edited by Ingrid Kohlstadt and published by Francis Taylor.
  • 2006. The Acid-Alkaline Food Guide, the first complete guide to the acidic and alkaline impact of common foods. Published by SquareOne Publishers.

Past medical education lectures (CMEs)

  • “Bone Health 2011: What’s New and Clinically Important,” The American Nutraceutical Association’s Fall 2011 Continuing Medical Education Conference, Nashville, TN, Oct 15, 2011.
  • “Acid-Alkaline Balance and Its Implications for Health” (for Hawthorne University students and faculty), Webinar with Dr. Liz Lipski of Hawthorne University, November 4, 2008.
  • “Better Bones, Better Body” (for Hawthorne University students and faculty), Webinar with Dr. Liz Lipski of Hawthorne University, October 21, 2008.
  • “Eight Keys for Preventing Osteoporosis and Building Bone Strength,” American Nutraceutical Association, Long Beach, CA, March 24, 2007.
  • “Maintaining Bone Strength During Weight Loss,” American College of Nutrition Annual Conference, Reno, NV, October 2006.
  • “Better Bones, Better Body: Nonpharmacological Approaches to Osteoporosis,” Florida Academy of Family Medicine, Orlando, FL, July 2006.

Upcoming lectures

For information on future lectures and presentations, see Upcoming Events.

Past public lectures

  • Dr. Brown presented a 90-minute workshop on acid-base diet and bones at the NY State Senior Nutrition Conference on Oct. 13, 2011, in Utica, NY.
  • “Summer Tips to Maintain an Alkaline Diet” and “Simple Exercises to Build Bone Strength” were two talks given by Dr. Brown at Natur-Tyme’s Customer Appreciation Day Health Fair held on Aug 20, 2011, in East Syracuse, NY.
  • Dr. Brown spoke at a members-only luncheon at The Century Club in Syracuse, NY on May 19, 2011. Her topic was Bone Health for Women.
  • “Better Bones and Celiac Disease,” Dr. Brown spoke at the Feb 13, 2011 meeting of the CNY Celiac Support Group on Outsmarting Osteoporosis with the Better Bones Revolution. For more details go to http://www.cnyceliacs.org/.
  • “Osteoporosis and Bone Health: 8 Keys for Preventing Osteoporosis and Building Bone Strength,” talk given at the CNY Chapter of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care in Syracuse, NY on Nov 11, 2009.
  • “Rethinking Osteoporosis: Regaining Bone Health,” Webcast series, “Profound Paths to Health, Healing and Happiness” a free weekly TeleSeminar series hosted by Dr. Carol Robin, DC, CNN, December 3, 2008.
  • “Vitamin D: What You Should Know to Prevent Osteoporosis and Hip Fractures,” lecture held at Drumlins Country Club, Syracuse, NY, July 9, 2008.
  • “Emotional Wellness and Optimal Health,” a Women to Women event at the University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME, May 27, 2008.
  • “Exploring the Overlooked Bone Health–Heart Health Link,” Natur-Tyme Health Food Store, Dewitt, NY, February 2008.
  • Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD, presented a discussion and produced a videotape on “Keys to Developing an Alkaline Diet” for the First National Perque Health Conference held in Virginia, November 2007.
  • “Breakthroughs in Nutrition and Heart Health,” an expert panel at the American Heart Association, Syracuse, NY, October 24, 2007.
  • “Vitamin D and Your Health,” lecture held at the Corinthian Club, Syracuse, NY, October 17, 2007.
  • “Vitamin D and Children,” a talk given to the Holistic Moms Network of Syracuse, NY, June 14, 2007.
  • “Nutrition and Health Inequalities,” a talk held at the Dunbar Association, Syracuse, NY, June 11, 2007.
  • “Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin That Can Save Your Life,” lecture held at the Corinthian Club, Syracuse, NY, May 16, 2007.
  • “Better Bones, Better Body,” presentation given at the Louisiana Pelican Classic, Lafayette, LA, April 17, 2007.
  • “Weight Loss and Bone Loss: How to Maintain Bone Density While Losing Weight,” Natur-Tyme Health Food Store, Dewitt, NY, January 2007.
  • “Better Bone Strength at Any Age,” Duramed Women’s Forum held at the Links at Erie Village, Dewitt, NY, July 18, 2006.

Additional  service activities

  • October 2006–2009: Dr. Brown was selected to serve on the Prevention Nutrition and Chronic Disease Council of the American College of Nutrition.
  • Winter 2006–2007: Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD, was selected as one of the local nutritionists to participate in the Syracuse Post Standard’s “Renovate Your Plate” series. During this time, Dr. Brown helped one of the participants reach a higher level of health through nutrition counseling.
  • In May 2007, Dr. Brown was interviewed for a radio program and produced a CD on Acid–Alkaline Balance for Australian distribution with David Rodwell of Silver Tongued Angels Productions.

At The Center for Better Bones we promote an all-natural approach to bone health using consultation and guided programs that include nutrition, diet, exercise, and lifestyle education.

If you have questions for Dr. Brown or want to schedule a consult, don’t hesitate to call The Center for Better Bones today toll-free at 1-877-207-0232. We’re here to listen and to help.

About us

Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD: the natural bone health expert

susanxrayMany years ago Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD began to “rethink” osteoporosis — its nature, causes, prevention, and treatment — starting a revolution in bone health that continues to this day.

Dr. Brown first became interested in bone health when she lost her grandmother, at the age of 102, to complications from a hip fracture. Dr. Brown couldn’t help wondering, how much longer might this alert and active woman have lived had she not fractured her hip? Her interest grew into a compulsion as she sought to understand why the disease existed and what we could do about it.

As an anthropologist using a cross-cultural perspective, Dr. Brown discovered that the nature of osteoporosis is very different than commonly believed. She found that cultures with the highest calcium intake also have the highest osteoporosis rates, despite conventional wisdom that calcium levels dictate bone health. Dr. Brown’s research found that though people in many countries have lower bone density than we do in the United States, their fracture rates are significantly lower. Her research led her to a startling conclusion: the disease of osteoporosis is a preventable disorder created by our lifestyles and eating habits.

Dr. Brown’s “rethinking” has led to Better Bones — a comprehensive, whole-body approach to bone health that reaches beyond the estrogen and calcium myths to truly support healthy bone growth and regeneration through nutrition and lifestyle.

Through more than 20 years of research, Dr. Brown has learned that our bones need a variety of nutrients in addition to calcium to repair themselves, and that the body needs to maintain a balanced pH to prevent further loss of bone.

There is a Better Way, a way that will not only naturally improve your bone health, but also naturally improve the health of your entire body. We call this “Better Way,” The Better Bones Revolution.

The Better Bones Revolution will give every woman the knowledge and tools she needs to enjoy strong bones for life, naturally. Read the Better Bones Revolution Manifesto here.

Dr. Brown has devoted her career to exploring promising nutritional and lifestyle bone-building therapies, educating the public about these therapies, as well as working one-on-one with patients from around the world. Osteoporosis is not inevitable, and it is never too late to support and rebuild bone naturally.

About Dr. Brown

Susan E. Brown, PhD, is a medical anthropologist, a New York State Certified Nutritionist, and the author of Better Bones, Better Body — the first comprehensive look at natural bone health. She has more than 20 years of experience in clinical nutrition, bone health research, and lay and health professional education. She has consulted widely on socioeconomic, cultural, educational, and health issues. Dr. Brown has taught in North and South American universities and authored numerous academic and popular articles. For more information, see Dr. Brown’s biography.

Consults at the Center for Better Bones

Susan E. Brown, PhD conducts consultations at the Center for Better Bones in East Syracuse, New York, and via telephone with patients world-wide. Dr. Brown will assist you in estimating your real risk of experiencing an osteoporotic fracture, help you understand your bone-health-related test results, determine whether further assessments are needed by your physician to detect any underlying medical or biochemical causes of your bone loss, estimate your current rate of bone loss, and work with you to create a personalized lifestyle, diet, and supplement plan to support healthy bone growth, bone regeneration, and overall wellness. Initial consultations are 60 minutes long and follow-up appointments range from 15-60 minutes. For more information see our page on consultations.

Try Dr. Brown’s Approach, at home.

In 2008, Dr. Brown partnered with Women’s Health Network to develop a comprehensive approach to women’s bone health concerns.

This regimen is designed to help you harness your body’s healing power naturally at home. Based on the clinical experience at the Center for Better Bones and the research conducted by the Better Bones Foundation, the approach uses Dr. Brown’s latest thinking about the four pillars of bone health:

  • good nutrition and the highest quality, medical-grade supplements
  • maintaining the proper acid-alkaline balance (pH)
  • reducing physical and emotional burdens
  • physical wellness and exercise

To learn more, or to try Dr. Brown’s approach for Better Bones, please visit our Store.

Dr. Brown at a venue near you

Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD offers informative, motivational public lectures as well as continuing education courses for health professionals on a variety of topics, including natural menopause, the “Nutrition Detective”, geriatric fracture reduction, and Better Bones, Better Body. See her calendar to view upcoming events.

At The Center for Better Bones we promote an all-natural approach to bone health using consultation and guided programs that include nutrition, diet, exercise, and lifestyle education.

If you have questions for Dr. Brown or want to schedule a consult, don’t hesitate to call The Center for Better Bones today toll-free at 1-877-207-0232. We’re here to listen and to help.